Definition of lass in English:


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chiefly Scottish & Northern English
  • A girl or young woman: he married a lass from Yorkshire village lasses
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    • Now, though, all the young lasses can clump the ball and everyone knows that the sisters are there for the beating.
    • Shelma's a young lass from, well, I'm not sure where she's from, but she sings like an angel.
    • On my first day of travelling to school on the bus, I was at the back along with some friends, when a young lass got on.
    girl, young woman, young lady; schoolgirl, miss; Scottish lassie; Irish colleen
    informal chick, girlie, filly
    British informal bird, bint, popsy
    North American informal dame, babe, doll, gal, broad, patootie, tomato
    Australian/New Zealand informal sheila
    derogatory baggage, piece, bit, tart
    literary maid, maiden, damsel
    archaic or • humorous wench


Middle English: based on Old Norse laskura (feminine adjective) 'unmarried'.

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